Forces of Nature

Nature really is wonderful!  It never seizes to amaze me how a lizard can change its skin tone to blend in with the environment, camouflaging itself.

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And how such things as gravity takes over no matter if we want it to or not.  It’s so much more overpowering that from it great inventions such as, electricity can be achieved from the power of water.

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There is no doubt that the Forces of Nature are greater than us and that there has to be something greater than us to achieve such beauty and perfection!

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Picuala

Picuala

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is a vine which grows in tropical areas.  Known to Cubans as Picuala or Jasmin Manzano it is also known as the Rangoon Creeper.

It has the most beautiful flowers which turn from white in the morning to pink and finally red, or what I call magenta, as the sun comes up.  By evening, it remains this intense magenta.  The vine gives off this sweet intense scent of apples.  Although intense, the scent is pleasant.  If you are not careful, the vine will take over your entire yard, if you do not trim it weekly.  It is labor intensive, so get ready for a weekly workout, yet is worth the hard work for its reward is the multitude of colors, dark green leaves and its sweet aroma, which will be enjoyed as you sit in your garden.  It lasts all summer!

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Bilateral Symmetry

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Eiffel Tower from a different angle.

Bilateral symmetry is the balanced arrangement of equivalent elements on a common axis.

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Covered Walkway – Nashville, Tennessee

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Rome                                                 Venice                                                      Pisa

Christ the King

As 2014 comes to a close and we welcome a new year in the near horizon, I want to share with you a place that is dear and near to my heart.

As a child I was fortunate to travel quite a bit with my parents and my brother and so it seems the traveling became my passion as did the many places we visited and began to mark my love for architecture.  However, there is one place, my childhood school and the majestic cathedral we spent going to mass to every Sunday afternoon.  It was the folk mass I loved the most.  The choir and the organ pipes resonated and moved my soul, that it is no wonder this became part of my life journey.  Walking up the nave to the altar is such a sacred walk for me that when I recently visited my childhood home town, it brought back such great memories, not to mention that I visited with my dear childhood friend, which made it all the more memorable.

I can’t think of a more fitting way to close the year during such an important time as Christmas.  Celebrating the birth of Christ.  My personal sacred journey!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

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